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Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates 9th Edition / Edition 9
     

Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates 9th Edition / Edition 9

by George C. Kent, Robert K. Carr, Robert K. Carr
 

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ISBN-10: 0073038695

ISBN-13: 9780073038698

Pub. Date: 08/21/2000

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Deemed a classic for its reading level and high-quality illustrations, this respected text is ideal for your one-semester Comparative Anatomy course. For the ninth edition, George Kent is joined by new co-author Bob Carr.

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Deemed a classic for its reading level and high-quality illustrations, this respected text is ideal for your one-semester Comparative Anatomy course. For the ninth edition, George Kent is joined by new co-author Bob Carr.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073038698
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
08/21/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.95(d)

Table of Contents

1 IntroductionThe Phylum Chordata: The Big Four The Craniate Body: General Plan Craniate Characteristics Vertebrate Characteristics Structures Common to Craniates Other Vertebrate Characteristics 2 Concepts, Premises, and Pioneers Pattern and Process Adaptation Speciation Evolutionary Convergence Development Metamorphosis and Heterochrony Systematics and Taxonomy Organic Evolution and Evolutionary Selection Anatomy From Galen to Darwin Words to Ponder 3 Protochordates and the Origin of Craniates Protochordates The Origin of Craniates The Ammocoete: A Vertebrate Larva Heterochrony and the Relationship Between Amphioxus and Vertebrates 4 Parade of the Craniates in Time and Taxa Craniate Taxa Agnatha Gnathostomes: Placoderms Chondrichthyes (Cartilaginous Fishes) Acanthodians and Osteichthyans (Spiny Fishes and Bony Fishes) Actinopterygii (Ray-Finned Fishes) Sarcopterygii (Lobe-Finned Fishes) Amphibia Amniotes (Reptiles and Synapsids) Reptilia (Sauropsida) Synapsids (and more...)

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